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Bebop Spoken There

Jeff Coffin: "I'm trying to find a creative way of being creative." - (DownBeat June 2021)

Archive quotes.

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.


13,348 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 766 of them this year alone and, so far, 40 this month (June 11).

From This Moment On


Sun 13: Charlotte Keeffe Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. (8:00pm). £10:00. Advance booking essential at:

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential:

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm).

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm).

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Ian Shaw sings Skylark, talks Debussy, Whistler & more - June 3

On today's In Tune (BBC Radio 3) Ian Shaw sang, played piano and chatted to presenter Katie Derham (pictured). Guitarist David Preston accompanied Shaw on the singer's own arrangement of Skylark. A recording of Shaw's My Brother (Mick Hutton, bass, David Ohm, drums) featured the composer at the piano, at the piano in the studio Shaw sang Jimmy Van Heusen's I Thought About  You, once again accompanied by Preston. 

Comes Love was given the inimitable Shaw treatment, piano swirling round Preston's ringing chords, followed by a contrasting take on Bowie's Kooks. Shaw's love of Bowie is matched by his love of Joni Mitchell, so our man sang Woodstock. To conclude an entertaining couple of hours Shaw and Preston played an instrumental version of Come Rain or Come Shine

Composers featured on today's programme: Debussy, Carmichael, Dvořák, Clara Shumann, Bridges, Glazunov, Shaw, Van Heusen, Stept, Trad., Grieg, Bowie, Mitchell, Beethoven, Purcell, Arlen. 

There is an opportunity to hear the programme again via the Radio 3 page on the Beeb's website. 

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